Presiding Director -- MDC Partners
- New York, New York (Greater New York City Area)
- Marketing and Advertising
Scott Kauffman's Overview
- COO at BlueLithium--a Yahoo! Company
- CEO at Zinio, Inc.
- CEO at MusicNow LLC
- CEO at Coremetrics, Inc.
- CEO at eCoverage, Inc.
- CEO at AdKnowledge, Inc.
- VP & General Manager at CompuServe Corporation
- VP Business Development at Time Warner Inc.
- Publisher, Newsweek On Campus at Newsweek, Inc.
- Senior Marketing Planner at Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
- Associate Group Product Manager at Lever Brothers Company
- Media Planner at Benton & Bowles
Scott Kauffman's Summary
Scott Kauffman is the Presiding Director of MDC Partners (NASDAQ:MDCA), an advertising agency and marketing services holding company, as well as the Chairman of several venture-backed Internet companies. Prior to focusing on board work, Scott spent 30 years in corporate executive and board leadership positions with both public and private companies. He is a widely recognized industry leader in the fields of Internet media, consumer marketing and digital entertainment.
Most recently, Scott was the Co-Founder, President & CEO of New Engineering University, an education services company. Before entering academia, Scott was the President & CEO of Geeknet (NASDAQ:GKNT), the parent company of SourceForge, Slashdot and ThinkGeek. He joined shortly after Yahoo acquired BlueLithium, where he served as President & COO.
Before BlueLithium, Scott was President & CEO of several early-stage Internet ventures, including Zinio, MusicNow, Coremetrics and eCoverage. In 1997, Kleiner Perkins recruited Scott to Silicon Valley to become President & CEO of AdKnowledge, which he filed to take public before negotiating its sale to CMGI in 1999.
Prior to AdKnowledge, Scott was Vice President & General Manager of online services for CompuServe, and a presenting member on the road show for one of the Internet industry’s first successful IPOs, led by Goldman Sachs.
Before CompuServe, Scott spent seven years at Time Warner as a member of the founding team of Entertainment Weekly magazine and then as VP Business Development for Time Warner Interactive.
Prior to Time Warner, Scott spent five years at Newsweek as a publisher and GM of Newsweek’s Education Division. Earlier in his career he was a Marketing Manager, a Brand Manager and a Media Planner.
Scott was honored by Advertising Age in 1996 as one of twenty Digital Media Masters and in 1992 as one of the top 100 marketers in the country.
Scott holds an A.B. in English from Vassar College and an MBA in marketing from New York University.
Scott Kauffman's Experience
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MDCA; Marketing and Advertising industry
April 2006 – Present (8 years 6 months) NYC
Advertising Agency Holding Company
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry
December 2011 – Present (2 years 10 months) Silicon Valley
SaaS Billing & Marketing Solutions for Digital Leaders
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Consumer Services industry
May 2012 – Present (2 years 5 months) Dallas, TX
Comparison shopping for consumers and business owners looking to save money on their monthly energy bill.
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Internet industry
February 2011 – Present (3 years 8 months) NYC
The Unifying DMP - Collect Anywhere, Use Everywhere!
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry
August 2012 – Present (2 years 2 months) Dallas
Redefining data protection with creative technologies that ensure your data's privacy throughout its lifecycle.
President & CEO
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Education Management industry
April 2013 – May 2014 (1 year 2 months) Palo Alto, CA
A new breed of university for a new breed of engineer.
Public Company; 51-200 employees; GKNT; Retail industry
December 2008 – August 2010 (1 year 9 months)
SourceForge, Slashdot, ThinkGeek, geek.com
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Entertainment industry
May 2008 – December 2008 (8 months)
Funded by GTI Group, Jerusalem Venture Partners
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; YHOO; Internet industry
September 2006 – March 2008 (1 year 7 months)
Funded by Walden Media, 3i
Sold to Yahoo!
Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Publishing industry
June 2004 – August 2006 (2 years 3 months)
Funded by North Bridge, Softbank, NEA
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Internet industry
April 2001 – February 2003 (1 year 11 months)
Funded by Accel Partners, Highland Capital
Board Member April 2001 - July 2010
Sold to IBM July 2010
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Insurance industry
December 1999 – March 2001 (1 year 4 months)
Funded by Accel Partners, Softbank, RRE Ventures
Sold to General Motors
Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Internet industry
August 1997 – December 1999 (2 years 5 months)
Funded by Kleiner Perkins, Mayfield, Walden
Filed S-1 for IPO
Sold to CMGI/Engage
VP & General Manager
Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; CSRV; Internet industry
1995 – 1997 (2 years)
1996 IPO Road Show with Goldman Sachs & Merrill Lynch
1997 Sold to AOL & Worldcom
VP Business Development
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; TWX; Entertainment industry
1987 – 1995 (8 years)
Launch Team: Entertainment Weekly Magazine
Publisher, Newsweek On Campus
Public Company; 201-500 employees; WPO; Publishing industry
1983 – 1987 (4 years)
Senior Marketing Planner
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; PLA; Entertainment industry
1981 – 1983 (2 years)
Associate Group Product Manager
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; UN; Consumer Goods industry
1980 – 1981 (1 year)
Scott Kauffman's Skills & Expertise
- Digital Media
- Web Analytics
- New Media
- Social Media
- Online Advertising
- Digital Marketing
- Business Strategy
Scott Kauffman's Education
Scott Kauffman's Additional Information
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